Making Headlines: Grantees in the News, December 2018

The Heising-Simons Foundation is proud to regularly see its grantee partners featured in media outlets across the country, providing an expert voice on a timely issue or being highlighted for their accomplishments and hard work. Here are some news items that have featured our grantees in December 2018.

Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reform: 21st Century Solutions to 20th Century Problems
Vimeo, December 2018
Grantee Prison University Project (PUP) has produced a short documentary film about its first academic conference held inside San Quentin State Prison. In addition, PUP was recently also featured in a short episode of the Ear Hustle Podcast, a show about life inside San Quentin. PUP is supported by the Foundation’s Local and Emerging Opportunities program.

Nonprofits Struggle With Growing Rents
The Daily Journal, December 29, 2018
Grantee All Good Work is featured in this article surveying organizations in the Bay Area that provide affordable office and program space to nonprofits that serve local communities. Supported in part by the Foundation’s Local and Emerging Opportunities program, All Good Work partners with coworking organizations to provide donated coworking space to nonprofits in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

In Landmark Agreement, Mass., Eight Other States Vow to Cut Transportation Emissions
Boston Globe, December 18, 2018
Grantees Acadia Center and Union of Concerned Scientists are quoted in this article about a new agreement that will cap the transportation sector’s carbon emissions in nine states in the Northeastern United States. Transportation emissions are the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution. Acadia Center and Union of Concerned Scientists are supported by the Foundation’s Climate and Clean Energy program.

What California Can Learn From Universal Preschool in Other States
EdSource, December 13, 2018
Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia, and the District of Columbia lead the way in championing universal access to high-quality preschool. This article outlines what California could learn from them, and features insights from the Center for Research on Children in the U.S. at Georgetown University and the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, both supported by the Foundation’s Education program.

There’s a Wave of New Prosecutors. And They Mean Justice.
New York Times, December 11, 2018
The Justice Collaborative is mentioned in this NYT op-ed about developing a new “set of principles and priorities to promote a progressive model of prosecution.” The Justice Collaborative is a project of Tides, supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.

Home-Visiting Successes Explored in New Reports
Education Week, December 6, 2018
The Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives (ASTHVI) has released a report that documents home-visiting outcomes in areas such as maternal and infant health, and school readiness. ASTHVI is supported by the Foundation’s Education program.

America’s Leading Reform-Minded District Attorney Has Taken His Most Radical Step Yet
Slate, December 4, 2018
“Almost everyone comes back from prison, and they don’t come back better for it,” Danielle Sered says in this article about justice reform-minded prosecutors. Ms. Sered is the executive director of Common Justice, an organization supported by the Foundation’s Human Rights program.

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